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Air Fryer Buffalo Chicken Tenders Keto

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Carole Stephens
• Tuesday, 20 October, 2020
• 19 min read

These KetoChickenTenders are the absolute best low-carb breaded chicken tenders out there! So if you've lived a low-carb lifestyle for any length of time, one of the things you often miss is fried foods.

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Something about the crispy, breaded exterior really adds a lot to a dish, but breading and frying foods aren't exactly conducive to a low-carb diet. You get all that delightful crunchiness with these KetoChickenTenders without any worry of going over your carb intake for the day.

“Another low-carb chicken recipe using pork rinds...” But wait! Another trick to how these KetoChickenTenders turn out so delightfully crispy and juicy is how they're cooked.

No, they're not deep-fried, so no worries about filling your house with an obnoxious odor or having your food dripping with cooking oil. They give you all the crispiness of fried foods minus all that excessive oiliness.

We are talking about naturally occurring fats in meats, nuts, dairy, and avocados. Animal fats used in frying can increase calories dramatically.

But of course, the biggest culprit for most fried foods is the breading. Combing processed carbs like flour and breadcrumbs with oil is about the worst combination for your body anyway.

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Occasionally, maybe, but veto is not carte blanche to start frying up your frozen butter. If you're on the run and absolutely have to grab Veto Fast Food, here are a few options to make it as healthy as possible.

And the less oil the food absorbs, the fewer calories you consume. But you will definitely have to toss and turn the tenders a lot more than if you had not stacked.

In a tiptop bag, mix the almond flour, cheese, salt, pepper, and seasoning. Ensure the tenders are well covered in the almond mixture.

Use the fork to pull out that tender and place it in your air fryer basket. Raise temperature to 400F for 3 minutes to brown the crust.

Reheating a massive pan of lasagna is probably faster in the microwave. But a slice of lasagna gets nice and toasty on top in an air fryer and heats quickly.

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Click on highlighted ingredients or Equipment to see exactly what I used to make this recipe In a small, relatively flat bowl, beat the egg. In a tiptop bag, mix the almond flour, cheese, salt, pepper, and seasoning.

Ensure the tenders are well covered in the almond mixture. Use the fork to pull out that tender and place it in your air fryer basket.

Raise temperature to 400F for 3 minutes to brown the crust. I've put together a list of the 21 Best Veto Air Fryer Main Dishes for you to try out.

Made in the air fryer, these Whole30 BuffaloChickenTenders are crispy and flavorful; Perfect for any party, but easy enough for a weeknight dinner! I mean, I can crisp up veggies in less time than it takes to preheat the oven.

It took me a few attempts to ensure that the homemade gluten-free coating stuck to my tenders before making in the air fryer. It was after I attempted to air fry my almond breaded pork chops that I learned what I needed to do.

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This method works whether you plan to air fry your chicken tenders OR bake them in the oven. No messy, sticky breading if you refrigerate prior to cooking.

I wouldn’t recommend tapioca or arrowroot starch to coat, as it can get a gummy texture if it sits too long in the refrigerator. As a girl from Buffalo, Frank’s has always been our hot sauce of choice.

The recipe below includes instructions on how to make these BuffaloChickenTenders in the air fryer. Serve with a side of dairy-free ranch dip, and not only is this one whole30 compliant dish, but it’s delicious too.

Once all tenders are evenly coated, refrigerate for 10 minutes to allow breading to stick. Repeat if making in batches (depending on basket size).

In a mixing bowl, combine hot sauce and vinegar. Using tongs, toss breaded, cooked chicken tenders into hot sauce mixture.

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Just make sure the temperature of your chicken reaches 165 degrees. Serving: 3 tenders | Calories: 277kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 14g | Fiber: 4g AirFryerBuffaloChickenTenders are a delicious low-carb Air fryer recipe made with 3 simple ingredients.

Spicy hot sauce and crunchy Pinko breading create a perfect chicken strip for a healthy lunch or dinner. The sodium in the buffalo sauce isn’t something I would normally give my kids, but an occasional treat is always nice.

Therefore, for these AirFryerChickenTenders, I bought a pack of fresh chicken tenderloins that were already cut in the perfect size. If you don’t have that same aversion, you can certainly buy boneless skinless chicken breast and slice them into one inch thick tenders.

At the end of the day, it is totally worth it for these amazing Hairdryer Boneless Wings though! Dip each chicken tender into the buffalo sauce and using your fingers, wipe off any excess.

Roll the coated chicken in the Pinko bread crumbs and carefully place in the Air fryer basket. The cooking time for these AirFryerBuffaloChickenTenders will vary slightly based on how thick you cut your chicken tenders.

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I cooked my chicken for 20 minutes and the meat was perfectly tender while the breading was wonderfully crispy. The best part about these chicken strips, which makes them healthier than their frozen counterparts, is the light breading.

The crispy chicken strips paired with sharp white cheddar, fresh vegetables and a Light Blue Cheese Dressing is a delicious combination of flavors and textures. Boneless skinless chicken breasts 1/4 c. buffalo wing sauce 2/3 c. Pinko bread crumbs.

Place the dipped chicken in the bowl of Pinko break crumbs and coat evenly. KetoAirFryerChickenTenders are crisp & delicious, low-carb breaded chicken tenders that can be made in the air fryer or also baked in the oven.

KetoAirFryerChickenTenders or oven fried chicken tenders are gluten free, low-carb and extra tasty. I used to love the taste of certain fast-food chicken tenders, but for much health, reasons I stopped eating them many years ago.

I don’t own a deep fryer, so I resorted to pan-frying my low-carb breaded chicken tenders. The only problem was I don’t particularly appreciate cleaning up the oily, greasy mess made by frying on the stove top.

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Once I stopped buying the frozen, bagged, pre-battered tenders, I just quit making them all together. They were pretty good, but the breading didn’t have quite the right texture, especially leftover.

So, one evening, with thawed chicken breast in my sink, I dug through my pantry, determined to find something that would work as a breading for some Veto Hairdryer ChickenTenders. My favorite part of eating a bag of pork rinds is the crumbs at the end.

Surely this would make an excellent breading for some nut-free (no almond flour), egg-free (wasn’t about to get my gunk on! I live for leftovers and am a big believer in the COOK ONCE, EAT TWICE principle.

This recipe makes enough to feed a family of 4 a couple of times, accompanied by side dishes. You could double or even triple this recipe and make plenty of paleo and ketoAirFryerchickentenders for quick re-heating during the week.

I make up a big batch of these yummy and healthy Hairdryer chicken tenders on a Sunday afternoon. I confess: my favorite part of eating anything fried is deciding what dipping sauce I’m going to use.

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If you remember Shake ‘n Bake from the 90s, then you’ll get the idea of how to make these paleo and ketoAirFryerchickentenders. Close the bag and crush the pork rinds until they are the consistency of breadcrumbs.

Put the breaded tenders into the Hairdryer in a single layer and lightly mist them with avocado oil spray. Then, flip them over, mist them with avocado oil spray again, and bake for another 5 minutes.

To a gallon-size zip-top bag, add the pork rinds, coconut flour, and seasoning. Place half of the chicken tenders in the bag with the breading.

These air fried chicken tenders are Veto, Whole30, Paleo and Gluten Free! When I’m trying to create healthy dinners that are easy, I’m always looking for tricks or tools that will make it easier.

The air fryer is my favorite tool to create delicious, crispy chicken that is healthy! It can be so easy to use frozen chicken tenders and while I do rely on convenience foods from time to time, I think finding a homemade healthy chicken tender recipe is sometimes an option.

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Whether you’re eating veto, paleo, Whole30 or a similar nutrition plan, these ketoairfryerchickentenders will be a healthy family favorite. You can make airfryerchickentenders in a few easy steps with a few simple ingredients.

Cook for approximately 12 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 165 degrees. Since you are not immersing your food in oil and deep-frying it, you are cutting down on a lot of unhealthy additives and non-healthy fats.

Eating healthy is a lot easier when the food actually tastes good and you don’t feel like you are missing out on something! There are some kitchen tools that I only use on occasion, so I don’t purchase the most expensive model.

However, if you are looking to use your air fryer quite frequently you may want to invest in a more expensive model. Try with adding two additional minutes (12 total) and be sure to use an instant-read thermometer to temp your frozen chicken tenders to 165F.

1 pound chicken tenders 1/2 cup almond flour can also sub coconut flour 1 egg beaten 1 tsp garlic powder 1 tsp paprika salt + pepper to taste Chicken tenders may stick and breading will pull off if the air fryer basket isn't sprayed well.

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My personal preference is almond flour as it gives it a more vibrant, nutty flavor. Also feel free to swap out garlic powder for your favorite seasoning blend.

Cajun seasoning is added for extra taste and this is served with a side of veto fries for a hearty lunch. The whey protein powder coating was a hit with the Chief Taster.

You could prepare this ahead and keep the chicken tenders in a sealed container, in the fridge, until you are ready to fire up the air fryer. Other whey protein powders may have additives and sugar added, so check the labels.

Remove the chicken strip, place on a plate and repeat. Place the chicken strips into the air fryer basket in single layer and spray with oil.

Cook at 180C/350 for 15 – 20 minutes, flipping the chicken breasts over half way. Carb count excludes sugar alcohols. Any nutritional analysis on the website is based on an estimate, calculated by http://nutritiondata.self.com from the individual ingredients in each recipe.

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Variations may occur for various reasons, including product availability and food preparation. If you want to learn different ways to cook them such as frying them or making them in the Instant Pot Pressure Cooker, I’ve referenced all the recipes at the bottom of this post.

Buffalo Sauce ingredients 1/2 cup Red’s hot sauce 1/4 cup butter, melted 1/4 tsp pepper 1/2 tsp garlic powder Toss the hot wings inside the Buffalo sauce mixture and serve warm.

Yes, Buffalo Wings are low-carb and Veto friendly too! Then remove the liquid from the bottom of the pan. Finish by cooking them again for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.

Heat the oil in a large skillet or deep fryer to 375 degrees F. Deep fry chicken wings in oil until done they are fully done. Remove chicken from the skillet or deep fryer and set them on paper towels to soak up the extra oil.

Yes, but there are a few steps you need to know to make these come up tender in the middle and crispy on the outside. You can follow this technique found from the Best Buffalo Wings Recipes here.

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If you are following Veto or Weight Watchers you will absolutely love this recipe. I really love Naked ChickenTenders in the Hairdryer, not only are they really, really healthy, they are easy to make.

Place the tenderloins into the air fryer basket, being careful not to overcrowd it, as that will affect the cooking time. If it has an internal temperature of 165 degrees F, it is fully cooked, if not add another couple of minutes and recheck.

These are so easy to make, and they are Veto friendly and one of my recipes that everyone loves on Weight Watchers. Place the tenderloins into the air fryer basket, being careful not to overcrowd it, as that will affect the cooking time.

The first step to the recipe is to marinate your chicken in a big jar of pickle juice. The pork pinko gave the chicken tenders a perfectly crispy coating without being too crunchy or flaking off during the assembly and cooking process.

Now, fill a sauté pan about 2 inches with coconut oil and put on medium-high heat. Cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of your tenders, breast or drumsticks.

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For example, use your “wet hand” to pick up the chicken, drop in the almond flour mixture, then with your “dry hand” be sure the chicken is fully coated and move to the egg mixture, with your “wet hand” make sure the chicken is thoroughly coated with the egg, remove and drop into the Pork Pinko, Finally use your dry had to remove from pork Pinko. However, this Low Carb Fried Chicken Recipe is totally Keto Diet friendly.

Each Veto Fried Chicken Tender is 193 Calories, 9g of fat and 26.8g of protein. Put chicken tenders and pickle juice in a large zip lock bag and marinate for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.

In a small bowl, mix almond flour, salt, and pepper Create an assembly line of three bowls, one with almond flour mixture, the second with the eggs and the third with the pork pinko Dredge the Chicken in the almond flour mixture, then in the egg and finally in the pork pinko until well coated Now, fill a sauté pan about 2 inches with coconut oil and put on medium-high heat. Put chicken tenders and pickle juice in a large zip lock bag and marinate for at least 1 hour, preferably overnight.

In a small bowl, mix almond flour, salt, and pepper Create an assembly line of three bowls, one with almond flour mixture, the second with the eggs and the third with the pork pinko Dredge the Chicken in the almond flour mixture, then in the egg and finally in the pork pinko until well coated Set the air fryer to 375 F and cook the chicken for about 15 minutes. I have tried making these fried Chicken tenders by grinding up pork rinds myself, and the recipe didn’t turn out the same.

The pork rinds are too moist so that they won't stick to the chicken as well, and the breading won’t be as crispy. Keep in mind nutrition facts on all ingredients may vary depending on the different brands you may use.

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